MSI MEG X399 Creation and Threadripper 2990WX Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

MSI MEG X399 Creation Review

Test Setup

MSI MEG X399 Creation
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
Corsair LPX 2666MHz
Corsair LPX 3200MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
nVidia GTX 980
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair ML Fans
Coolermaster ML360 RGB TR4 AIO Cooler



As we discovered when we were looking at the Threadripper 2990WX on its own, overclocking it requires a huge amount of power as well as a goodly amount of cooling. On the ASUS we just squeaked the 2990WX up to the 4 GHz mark at 1.4v, whereas the dedication to the power phases that MSI have put into the MEG let it hit 4.05 GHz at 1.36v. The small reduction in core voltage just gives enough headroom for the extra 50 MHz. It might not seem much but that's 50 MHz across 32 cores. It all adds up.

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Most Recent Comments

13-08-2018, 14:29:28

one thing you forgot to mention in you TR2 video is that stuff like ZIP compression, AES encoding etc. (stuff that has a heavy memory throughput) is actually a lot slower on the 32 core than on the 16 core.

it is not just some "fancy" server stuff that sees a hit beause of the infinity fabric memory architecture on the 32 core CPU.

handbrake is faster on a 16 core than on a 32 core.

it´s also not a tiny tiny hit... sometimes, depending on the app, it is a pretty big hit.

you really should expand your benchmark suite.

i don´t say that to badmouth TR2. i have two TR systems and will sure buy the 32 CPU model.

but people need to know where the 32 core shines and where not.Quote

13-08-2018, 23:12:55

It was great to see this board perform like it should well done MSI and great review Guv!Quote

14-08-2018, 01:13:51

Eddie long
Well done MSI for actually sitting back and thinking about the problem , and coming out with an absolute beast of a board , not that i would ever use 32 core cpu , but its nice to dream . Nice review TomQuote

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